Croatia is the home of necktie, as France is the home of high fashion, Brazil of coffee, Swiss of cheese and watches etc. The necktie is a decorative garment, shape ribbon, which is worn around the neck, placed under the shirt collar, made of silk or other fabrics. The necktie is considered as an original Croatian product, spread to Europe in the 17th Century through the Croatian soldiers in the Thirty Years’ War, where it became a recognizable fashion accessory. Among the first was accepted by the French, and in their language comes under the name cravate, and later in other European languages under similar names. Croatian Parliament in 2008 showed the necktie a special tribute by proclaiming Cravat Day which is celebrated on 18 October.